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Japan’s Upper House Election

By Michael J. Green & Nicholas Szechenyi — On July 10, Japan’s ruling coalition won a comfortable victory in elections for the Upper House of the Diet (parliament), solidifying Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s political power as he seeks to implement…

2013 Asia-Pacific Forecast: Japan

Japan's political continuity and diplomacy in 2013 may hinge on economic choices made in Tokyo. Source: SprengBen's flickr photostream, used under a creative commons license.

By Nicholas Szechenyi Editor’s Note: The CSIS Asia Team is writing a series of analyses that forecasts key issues and challenges in the Asia-Pacific. Here Nick Szechenyi concisely assesses prospects for Japan’s political stability, economic strategy and foreign policy in…

Reluctant Realists

By Malcolm Cook and Andrew Shearer Ideological supporters of Julia Gillard, Barack Obama and the Democratic Party of Japan must be ruing what has happened to their supposedly progressive leaders. Supporters of John Howard, George W. Bush and Junichiro Koizumi…